Thursday, August 13, 2015

Top ten books about food

J. Ryan Stradal's new novel is Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

One of his ten top books about food, as shared at the Guardian:
Pow! by Mo Yan

“During the day they made meat-filled dumplings and rolled noodles to feed the Koreans; at night, after the restaurant closed, they cooked a pot of dog meat and opened a bowl of strong white liquor. Each of them held a dog’s leg – two legs out of the pot, and two more inside – with its bewitching aroma, waiting to be eaten.”

Nobel prize winner Mo both retells his childhood in post-Cultural Revolution rural China as burlesque and critiques his country’s modern-day government in this surreal, wonderful, visceral novel set in a meat-obsessed town called Slaughterhouse Village.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue